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  • All aboard the warship that'll make you Sicker (Royal Navy)

    12/09/2016 5:32:03 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Register ^ | 9 Dec 2016 | Gareth Corfield
    The Royal Navy will receive two more River-class offshore patrol vessels – and the motto of one appears to encourage her crew to vomit everywhere. HMS Tamar and HMS Spey were ordered from BAE Systems today as the Ministry of Defence signed the contract for the two ships, with Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin pressing the official button to start cutting the first steel. Both were ordered to take up the slack in naval shipbuilding between now and the eventual start of the construction of the Type 26 frigate. The two new ships, along with the support package for...
  • Hundreds of UK police officers accused of sexually abusing victims – watchdog

    12/08/2016 8:48:07 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    RT.com ^ | December 8, 2016 | Unattributed
    Hundreds of British police officers have been accused of engaging in the sexual abuse of victims, according to a report by UK top police watchdog ordered by then-Home Secretary Theresa May earlier this year. The statement by lead researcher Mike Cunnigham branded the findings the “most serious form of corruption.” According to the study done by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), during the 24 months to March 31, 2016, there were 436 allegations of abuse of authority for sexual gain “received, or received and finalised,” by police forces in England and Wales, including instances of multiple allegations against...
  • It's Happening: Brexit Vote Passes Parliament; Article 50 To Be Triggered By April

    12/08/2016 3:12:51 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 7, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    A vote to trigger Article 50, which would make the United Kingdom depart from the European Union, passed the British parliament today by a wide margin. Article 50 must be triggered by the end of March next year, setting up the "Brexit" once and for all. While this is certainly a step in the right direction for those in favor of leaving the EU, the move is largely symbolic and is not actually binding or a certainty that anything will happen. Britain has taken a significant, although largely symbolic, step closer to Brexit after the MPs voted by a...
  • MPs vote to back Government’s timetable on Article 50 (Brexit)

    12/07/2016 11:26:21 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 20 replies
    MPs have voted in favour of the Government's timetable to trigger Article 50 by March 2017.
  • The platypus - Still more questions than answers for evolutionists

    12/07/2016 8:15:11 AM PST · by fishtank · 118 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 12-7-16 | Paula Weston
    The platypus - Still more questions than answers for evolutionists by Paula Weston Imagine, if you will, the excited glances exchanged if paleontologists were to uncover a fossil that looked like a mammal, yet also had bird and reptilian features. The immediate reaction would probably be to declare that here was, clearly, a transitional creature that provided an evolutionary link between mammals and their non-mammalian ancestors. That might well be the conclusion drawn if a platypus fossil were found today, without living examples around to indicate otherwise.
  • Five Afghan teenagers arrested after a boy is gang-raped at knifepoint in Sweden

    12/07/2016 12:12:37 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6 December 2016 | Julian Robinson
    Five Afghan teenagers have been arrested after a boy was gang-raped at knifepoint in a forest in Sweden, it has emerged. The victim, who is under 15, was filmed during the attack, which happened in woodland in Uppsala, south east Sweden. He was beaten and dragged out to the forest at knifepoint before being subjected to an ordeal lasting more than an hour, prosecutors say. One of the attackers filmed parts of the assault, overnight on October 24 and 25, and posted the footage on social media, it is claimed. The child, also from Afghanistan, went to police before five...
  • Muslim Men Threaten British Schoolgirls With Brutal Rape and Beatings DAILY

    12/07/2016 4:53:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 87 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 12/5/2016 | Pamela Geller
    (Watch Videos at link) Reports are coming out of schools from young schoolgirls in areas within the North of England that they are being repeatedly terrorized and threatened with beatings and rape on a daily basis from Muslim men and other Muslim (“Asian”) youths. These Muslim men and youths wait outside of schools every day taunting and threatening the young, non-Muslim girls on a DAILY basis, threatening them with with brutal rapes and attacks. Can you imagine how terrifying it must be for them to have to live this kind of school life and run this daily gauntlet under constant...
  • UK office construction forecast to plunge after Brexit vote

    12/06/2016 3:15:25 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 6 December 2016 | Julia Kollewe
    The Brexit vote will lead to a slump in office construction, with up to half of planned developments in central London likely to be postponed or scrapped in coming years, according to estate agent Savills. Commercial development has barely recovered from the post-financial crisis slump, and the uncertainty surrounding the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU will trigger another 30% to 40% decline across the country in the next five years, Savills said in its annual forecasts. Central London will be worst hit. Its report said: “The seismic shock of the Brexit vote brought transactional activity in many cases...
  • Mid-Morning Fun Break: Incredible Magician

    12/06/2016 7:10:22 AM PST · by Strac6 · 24 replies
    When you watch a magic trick being done on video, especially repetitively, you can usually figure out how it was done. Not this. This guy in incredible. Take a mid-morning break and enjoy.
  • EU's Brexit negotiator puts time pressure on Britain

    12/06/2016 6:54:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 9:32 AM EST | Pan Pylas
    Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all. The EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit warned Tuesday that the country will have less than 18 months once talks begin and that it won’t be allowed to pick and choose what parts of the EU it wants to keep. While steering away from specifics on what a Brexit deal might look like, Michel Barnier, who took up his post months ago after Britain voted in June to leave the EU, said formal procedures at the start and the end of the talks will cut...
  • UK bans three bishops from Iraq and Syria from entering the country

    12/04/2016 11:00:19 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 4, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The UK Home Office recently admitted Shaykh Hamza Sodagar into the country, despite the fact that he has said: “If there’s homosexual men, the punishment is one of five things. One – the easiest one maybe – chop their head off, that’s the easiest. Second – burn them to death. Third – throw ’em off a cliff. Fourth – tear down a wall on them so they die under that. Fifth – a combination of the above.” The Home Office also recently admitted two jihad preachers who had praised the murderer of a foe of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. One of...
  • Scotland Yard given extra funding to probe ‘important’ new lead in 2007 Madeleine McCann kidnapping

    12/04/2016 9:47:23 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 59 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/3/2016 | Alexander Robertson
    A new lead suggests Maddie snatched after traffickers took photos of her. Extra funding has been allocated to the Met to probe the latest information. Line of inquiry is said to be the 'last throw of the dice' in search for Maddie. Youngster disappeared in Portugal in 2007, when she was three years old.
  • Teenage Afghan immigrant is arrested in Germany after 19-year-old who worked at refugee centre [tr]

    12/04/2016 6:18:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2016 | Allan Hall
    A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany for the rape and murder of the 19-year-old daughter of a senior EU official. Medical student Maria Ladenburger, who volunteered at a refugee home in her spare time, was found dead in the university city of Freiburg, near the border with Switzerland in mid October. Her father is Dr. Clemens Ladenburger, a lawyer who works as the right hand man to the legal director of the European Commission. 
  • SAS sniper racks up 100th ISIS kill during battle for Mosul

    12/04/2016 7:22:30 AM PST · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Express-UK ^ | December 4, 2016 | Tom Batchelor
    AN SAS sniper has picked off his 100th Islamic State militant during fighting for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The impressive tally makes him one of the most successful snipers in the British armed forces. His latest kill is said to be a “high valued target” in the terror group, which has put up fierce resistance as the US-backed coalition attempts to recapture Iraq’s second city from the extremists. . . . Taking his position outside a compound that was once a base for former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the sharpshooter needed just a single bullet to punch through the...
  • Aleppo Siege: Syria Rebels Lose 60% of Territory [Obama's Failed Red Line Legacy]

    12/03/2016 10:23:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    BBCNews ^ | December 3, 2016
    Aleppo Siege: Syria Rebels Lose 60% of Territory Close to two-thirds of rebel-held areas of east Aleppo have now fallen to the Syrian government after another district was seized. A UK-based monitor said the Tariq al-Bab district fell on Friday, opening up a link between government-held areas and Aleppo's airport. Swathes of east Aleppo held by rebels have been seized by government troops and militiamen in the past three weeks. Some 250,000 people remain trapped in besieged areas of the city. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced. The United Nations this week said conditions in east Aleppo were...
  • New Poll: More British Muslims Blame Jews for 9/11 Terror Attacks Than Al-Qaeda

    12/02/2016 7:18:24 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 13 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 12/2 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    Only 4% of British Muslims believe Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist group was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, a new poll published on Friday found. According to the poll results — which were based on a survey of 3,000 British Muslims conducted by ICM for the Policy Exchange think tank — 31% of respondents said the US government was behind the devastating September 2001 terrorist attacks — in which nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia — while 7% pointed a finger of blame at Jews. A majority — 52% — said they did not know...
  • Bad news for farmers, good news for children: Brussels sprouts crop faces Christmas ruin [UK]

    12/02/2016 5:00:10 PM PST · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 30 November 2016 | Leon Watson
    For some, it threatens to ruin Christmas; for others, perhaps of younger generations, it is the promise of joyous relief. Brussels sprouts could be off the menu this year as the crop could be ruined by a plague of immigrant moths invading the UK. Supplies of the vegetable are already running low after several farmers' festive crops were decimated by armies of the cabbage-loving diamondback insects. And now there are fears the insect – also known as a cabbage moth – could wipe the traditional trimming off the festive menu for families across the UK. The invasion is said to...
  • Pedophilia And Politics: The Dark Truth

    12/01/2016 12:44:33 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 67 replies
    Poletical ^ | December 1st, 2016 | T. Carter
    Much has been made about pedophilia and child trafficking rings lately. Most of it has been difficult to prove and many internet sleuths on Reddit and Twitter have crossed the line that separates libel from truth, but that doesn't mean that pedophilia and politics haven't gone hand-in-hand before. Disturbing investigations around the world have linked high ranking officials, politicians and aristocrats to pedophilia, child pornography and trafficking rings in the past. In the 1980s, a member of the British parliament named Geoffrey Dickens claimed that pedophilia and child trafficking were rampant within the corridors of power in the UK. His...
  • Thick toxic smog clouds engulf London and Paris health bosses issue pollution warnings to millions

    12/01/2016 12:27:14 PM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | December 1, 2016 | Neil Lancefield
    A toxic smog cloud has engulfed London and Paris amid warnings of high pollution levels in the two capitals effecting millions of people. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan issued warnings for the first time at bus stops, Tube stations and roadsides in the capital because of what he described as "high pollution levels". Meanwhile in Paris, a potentially more dangerous smog cloud has engulfed the city for two days. Health bosses in the two cities have said that anyone experiencing discomfort such as sore eyes, a cough or sore throat are advised to consider reducing their activity, particularly outdoors.
  • For Secretary of State: John Bolton

    11/30/2016 10:04:31 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 01, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    How about someone with experience as a diplomat, including within the State Department and as a former U.N. ambassador? John Bolton, now a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a regular commentator on cable news, does not engage in wishful thinking, or project American morals on those who don't share them in the vain hope they might be contagious. Here is Bolton on the threat of radical Islamic terrorism: "When you have a regime that would be happier in the afterlife than in this life, this is not a regime that is subject to classic theories of deterrence."...
  • One in three babies born in UK last year had foreign parent

    12/01/2016 4:52:06 AM PST · by Petrosius · 17 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | November 30, 2016 | Steve Hawkes
    The figures showed nine in ten London newborns had at least one parent from overseas A RECORD one third of all babies born in the country last year had at least one foreign-born parent – as sky-high immigration fuels a population boom. Staggering figures revealed that in some parts of London nearly 9 in 10 newborns had a Mum or Dad from overseas. In the borough of Newham, 5,378 or 86 per cent of kids had at least one foreign born parent in 2015. The total of 33 per cent for England and Wales compares with just 21 per cent...
  • BREAKING: Four London tube stations closed due to 'emergency'

    11/30/2016 11:52:40 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 58 replies
    The four busy rush hour stations were shutdown this evening as people were evacuated from King's Cross and Euston Square. Emergency alarms sounded throughout the two London Underground stations with automated announcements informing people to get out. Large crowds gathered outside the station and commuters queued in the cold on streets of London. Passengers are understood to have been evacuated due to "overcrowding" and stations have remained closed due to "crowd control".
  • Obama to Send More Senior Reps to Castro Funeral than to Thatcher’s

    11/30/2016 8:52:06 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | Nick Hallett
    U.S. President Barack Obama is to send a more senior representative to the funeral of Communist dictator Fidel Castro than he did to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes will attend the funeral of the anti-American firebrand along with Jeff DeLaurentis, the country’s top diplomat in Cuba, as an “unofficial delegation”. By contrast, President Obama was accused of “snubbing” the funeral of Baroness Thatcher in 2013, sending two aging former Secretaries of State to lead a delegation that included no representatives from the incumbent administration.
  • The U.K.'s new plastic money has a surprise ingredient: Animal fat

    11/29/2016 6:00:04 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    The Bank of England admitted Monday that traces of tallow, derived from animal fat, can be found in the new British £5 notes that went into circulation in September. The news prompted an immediate outcry from vegetarians and vegans, some of whom called on the central bank to stop using animal products in its currency.
  • Thomas Mair: Extremist loner who targeted Jo Cox

    11/29/2016 3:57:10 AM PST · by Winniesboy · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 23rd 2016 | Dominic Casciani
    'Through his own words, the very few he has uttered, Thomas Mair has made clear his murder of the MP Jo Cox was politically motivated, the very definition of an act of terrorism'... Richard Whittam QC, prosecuting, told the Old Bailey jury that on 16 June the two extremes of humanity - Mair's hatred and the goodness of Mrs Cox and those who rushed, in vain, to help her - had come face to face... In the days before Mrs Cox's murder, Mair would visit his local library and use the internet to work out how he was going to...
  • Britain to be left with fewer tanks than Serbia as existing war machines are replaced by Ajax (tr)

    11/27/2016 7:49:52 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 28 November 2016 | JESSICA DUNCAN
    The Army are planning to cut its number of front line tanks by up to a third, leaving Britain with fewer than Serbia, Russia and only a few more than Switzerland. As MailOnline reported earlier this month hundreds of Ajax mini-tanks are due to be supplied to the Army next year with the full order of 600 delivered to the Ministry of Defence by 2024 costing around £3.5billion. The Ajax armoured vehicles will travel at speeds of up to 40mph and have been touted as the first ever fully digital armoured fighting vehicle in UK military history. All you need...
  • Nigel Farage: I fear for my life – Ukip leader fears violent attacks every day

    11/26/2016 6:00:21 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 26 replies
    NIGEL Farage says he cannot leave his house without security after Brexit and Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory. The interim Ukip leader has received death threats and just last week was confronted during a night out. The revelation came as the 52-year-old Brexiteer refused to rule out backing fascist National Front leader Marine Le Pen for the French presidency. In his most explosive interview to date, the controversial MEP said he was “on the fence” over whether far-Right Eurosceptic Le Pen’s election was a price worth paying to bring down the EU, saying: “If she wins, it’s over.” Revealing...
  • Half of asylum seekers complain UK housing funded by YOU is 'completely inadequate'

    11/26/2016 8:35:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Express ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jon Austin
    EXCLUSIVE: FIFTY percent of asylum seekers surveyed about the quality of housing they have been provided, which is paid for by the taxpayer, have branded it as "completely inadequate", it has emerged. Refugees housed across Birmingham and the West Midlands were quizzed about the standard of accommodation they were provided and a further 17 per cent described it as just "mediocre". The properties were provided by G4S, one of three companies hired by the Home Office to provide asylum seeker accommodation up and down the country. Just 11 percent of people asked said the housing was excellent, eight percent described...
  • The Left’s Appalling Whitewashing of Castro’s Legacy

    11/26/2016 4:35:37 PM PST · by HokieMom · 54 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Nov 26 2016 | Mike Gonzalez
    You will hear some people today excuse Fidel Castro’s crimes by begging that he accomplished social goals. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have already beclowned themselves on that front. They were merely the first. Our own President Barack Obama opted for washing his hands, choosing to neither praise Castro after his death Friday, nor to condemn the tragedy his communist dictatorship has inflicted on the Cuban people for 57 years. “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him,” said Obama playing Pilate. No...
  • Sweeping UK spy bill dubbed 'snoopers' charter' becomes law

    11/26/2016 6:50:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 26, 2016 8:06 AM EST | Jill Lawless
    In Britain, Big Brother just got bigger. After months of wrangling, Parliament has passed a contentious new snooping law that gives authorities — from police and spies to food regulators, fire officials and tax inspectors — powers to look at the internet browsing records of everyone in the country. The law requires telecoms companies to keep records of all users’ web activity for a year, creating databases of personal information that the firms worry could be vulnerable to leaks and hackers. Civil liberties groups say the law establishes mass surveillance of British citizens, following innocent internet users from the office...
  • Prosecutors say British housing benefits funded terrorism

    11/26/2016 6:46:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 25, 2016 12:35 PM EST
    Prosecutors say two British men accused of providing cash to a key figure in the mass terror attacks in Brussels and Paris used a bank account that included government money from excess housing benefits. The information was revealed Friday in a court hearing for Zakaria Boufassil and Mohammed Ali Ahmed, two men from England accused of providing money to Mohamed Abrini, who has been charged in the terror attacks in Brussels on March 22 and in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015. …
  • Muslims used their UK welfare payments to fund Paris and Brussels jihad massacres

    11/26/2016 5:46:04 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 25, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Islamic law, non-Muslims have the duty to provide for the upkeep of Muslims. British jihadist Anjem Choudary said in February 2013: “We are on Jihad Seekers Allowance, We take the Jizya (protection money paid to Muslims by non-Muslims) which is ours anyway. The normal situation is to take money from the Kafir (non-Muslim), isn’t it? So this is normal situation. They give us the money. You work, give us the money. Allah Akbar, we take the money. Hopefully there is no one from the DSS (Department of Social Security) listening. Ah, but you see people will say you are not...
  • UK Firms Show No Brexit Hit in Third Quarter as Investment Grows

    11/26/2016 1:02:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Reuters/Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016 | Breitbart London
    (Reuters) – British companies brushed off the uncertainty over Brexit in the three months after June’s referendum and increased their investment, helping to drive solid growth in the economy, official data showed on Friday.
  • The 48 organisations that can see your entire online browsing history, even if you delete it

    11/25/2016 11:26:05 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 25 November 2016 | Abigail Beall
    The police, NHS and the tax man will now be able to hack into your phones and check your browsing history after the Snoopers' Charter was passed by Parliament last week.
  • Donald Trump and Nigel Farage Duet – “Just The Two of Us”… (Hilarious video)

    11/25/2016 7:34:16 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 27 replies
    conservativetreehouse (Treepers) ^ | November 24, 2016 | sundance
  • Vladimir Putin Just Ordered 3,000 New Tanks - SIX TIMES What Britain Has In TOTAL

    11/25/2016 8:12:24 AM PST · by Fennie · 35 replies
    Daily Star ^ | November 25, 2016 | By Henry Holloway
    Russia is preparing to upgrade the out of service Soviet-era T-80 battle tanks to beef up its armed forces. Up to 3,000 of the decommissioned war machines will be given an up-to-date overhaul and rolled out across the Putin's military. This new cohort of armoured vehicles dwarfs alone Britain's arsenal of tanks six-fold. Russia already has 15,000 tanks in service - the most in the world - while Britain has just over 400. The "overhaul and modernisation" of the vehicles will begin next year as Putin continues to boost the military of his resurgent Russia. Around 550 T-80s are still...
  • Jason Dunford and Chris Unsworth break silence as English football's child sex abuse crisis deepens

    11/25/2016 7:13:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/25/16 | Ben Rumsby
    English football’s child sexual abuse scandal intensified after two more victims agreed to break their silence, and a former Newcastle United player told police he had been molested by a paedophile coach. Another two ex-Crewe Alexandra youngsters, Jason Dunford and Chris Unsworth, agreed to join Andy Woodward and Steve Walters on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme to publicly accuse the man branded “football’s Jimmy Savile”, Barry Bennell, of having abused them. Unsworth, who was abused from nine years old, said that he had been raped "between 50 and 100 times".
  • EU gets tough: Bloc tells UK Brexit is lose-lose situation

    11/25/2016 7:04:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 25, 2016 8:18 AM EST | Jill Lawless
    Since Britain voted to leave the European Union, U.K. officials have had one message: Brexit means Brexit. Now they have EU leaders’ reply: And it’s going to hurt. The prime minister of Malta, whose country is about to assume the EU presidency, is the latest leader to dash Britain’s hopes of an easy divorce, signaling that the 27 other nations will drive a hard bargain. Joseph Muscat told the BBC that “there will not be a situation when the U.K. has a better deal than it has today.” “In the U.K. it’s fair game to bash Brussels and then you...
  • John Major: case for second Brexit referendum is credible

    11/25/2016 3:55:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/25/16 | Peter Walker
    Sir John Major has become the second former prime minister within 24 hours to question the Brexit process, saying in a speech that there is a “perfectly credible” case for a second referendum on leaving the EU. Speaking shortly after Tony Blair argued in an interview that Brexit could be reversed if the public changed its mind, Major said that the 48% of voters who wanted to remain should not be subject to the “tyranny of the majority”. The former Conservative prime minister said at a private dinner that the opinions of remain voters should also be heard in the...
  • British Public Supports Bakers in ‘Gay Cake’ Row, Poll Shows

    11/25/2016 1:26:31 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 23, 2016 | Staff Reporter
    A survey has suggested that two-thirds of the public believe businesses have a right to decline orders which conflict with their religious beliefs The general public have indicated that they believe business owners should not face legal action for declining customer requests which conflict with their religious beliefs. A survey conducted by ComRes of 2,000 adults showed that 65 per cent of participants believed that Christian bakers who decline to produce a cake bearing the words “support gay marriage” should not be taken to court. In 2014 Northern Ireland bakery Ashers refused to take an order for a cake...
  • Furious Leave voters to boycott Virgin as Branson 'funds Brexit blocking group'

    11/24/2016 5:00:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Express ^ | 11/25/16 | Katie Mansfield
    Angry Leave voters said they would never buy Virgin again after it emerged Sir Richard’s Virgin Group is offering to finance a secret Blairite campaign to keep Britain in the EU. A leaked email revealed the founder and president of the Virgin Group has already offered at least £25,000 to the anti-Brexit group but Sir Richard's team insists no payment has been made. The secret bid to block Brexit by Blairite former Cabinet ministers has been met with outrage as a range of major business and communications organisations step forward to back the group, with leading PR firm Freuds advising on the...
  • Almost 2.5 Million Human Embryos Destroyed during IVF in Britain since 1990

    11/24/2016 3:16:25 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 23, 2016 | Madeleine Teahan
    The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has released the latest total figures:Almost 2.5 million embryos have been deliberately destroyed in the United Kingdom since 1990.According to statistics from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, since the passing of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act in 1990, 2,315,262 human embryos were deliberately discarded during IVF treatment.In a parliamentary question to the Department of Health, Lord Alton of Liverpool asked: “How many human embryos were deliberately destroyed in the last 12 months for which figures are available? How many human embryos were transferred to uteri in order to establish pregnancies? And what...
  • Brexit can be stopped, insists Tony Blair as he rules out return to frontline politics

    11/24/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-24-2016 | Laura Hughes
    Britain's exit from the EU could be blocked, Tony Blair has said, as he ruled out a return to frontline politics because there is “too much hostility” towards him. The former Labour prime minister said he had been accused of “treason” for suggesting that Britain keep its “options open” over Brexit. But he insisted that voters had a right to decide they want to stay in the EU after “scrutinising” Theresa May’s final deal with European leaders.
  • Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer towed back to port two days after it sails

    11/24/2016 10:39:35 AM PST · by McGruff · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 24, 2016
    A Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer has been towed back into port just two days after it sailed following a total propulsion failure while taking part in Nato exercises. The Daring class warship, HMS Duncan, left Devonport naval base at Plymouth on Sunday take part in a series of maritime wargames with Spanish, Portuguese and German warships. But the 4,500 tonne hi-tech ship limped back into Plymouth on Wednesday under tow and shadowed by three additional dockyard tugs as well as the Ministry of Defence police.
  • Nigel Farage warns of 'seismic shock' if Brexit not delivered

    11/24/2016 6:59:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/24/16
    "Another big seismic shock" could hit British politics at the next election, Nigel Farage has warned Theresa May if Brexit is not delivered by 2020.The interim UKIP leader said he suspected the Conservative Government "is not fit for the legacy of Brexit".He made the remarks at a reception in London's Ritz Hotel to celebrate his contribution to the Brexit victory.In a nod to Donald Trump's call for him to be UK ambassador to the US, he handed out Ferrero Rocher chocolates.The sweet treats were famously offered in an advert set at an "ambassador's reception" and included the oft-quoted line: "You...
  • Donald Trump Welcome at Hamilton, Says Broadway Musical's Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda

    11/23/2016 3:57:10 PM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23 November 201 | Neil Smith
    The creator of Hamilton has said Donald Trump is welcome to attend his musical, the cast of which Trump attacked this week for "harassing" his running mate. "We welcome anyone," Lin-Manuel Miranda told the BBC, adding that the American president-elect's daughter had seen the show and written "wonderful things". Mr Trump demanded the cast of Hamilton apologise for addressing Mike Pence from the stage after Friday's show. Miranda, however, insisted Mr Pence had been spoken to in a "respectful" way. Later, as he prepared to leave, he was asked by cast member Brandon Dixon to stay in the auditorium and...
  • British ambassador's memo reveals UK plan to EXPLOIT Donald Trump’s inexperience

    11/22/2016 5:53:39 PM PST · by RummyChick · 60 replies
    Express ^ | 11/13/16 | express
    BRITAIN is well-placed to influence Donald Trump by exploiting his character and inexperience in office, a leaked memo from the British ambassador has suggested. Sir Kim Darroch penned his message as it became clear the tycoon was heading for his shock presidential victory last week. Britain’s ambassador to the United States claimed preparations in the build-up to the election had given the UK an advantage.
  • Trump's 'Farage for ambassador' plot was meticulously planned out

    11/22/2016 5:06:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2016 | Isabel Oakeshott, Political Editor At Large
    * Advisers said to have 'war-gamed' plot before Trump's tweet was sent * Gesture shows he was deliberately ignoring protocol Trump was fully aware tweet would cause a political storm * Move comes because President-elect's camp disdain current ambassador Tonight at The Ritz London, there will be a lavish drinks party in honour of Nigel Farage. Around 100 of his closest friends and supporters have been invited to the five-star hotel for a thank-you celebration for his role in the referendum, and an acknowledgement of the 25 years of his life he has devoted to getting Britain out of the...
  • Britain to Trump: 'No vacancy' for Nigel Farage as ambassador to the USA

    11/22/2016 10:22:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 11/22/2016 | By Guy Faulconbridge
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday dismissed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented expression of support for Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage to be made British ambassador to Washington, saying pointedly that there is no vacancy for the job. Trump, who after his election victory met Farage before any EU leaders, said on Twitter that "many people" would like to see the former metals trader turned politician as Britain's ambassador. "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!" Trump said. Prime Minister Theresa May, who congratulated Trump...
  • EU Army set to be agreed TODAY – and BRITAIN will foot the £420m-a-year bill

    11/22/2016 9:59:59 AM PST · by jerod · 17 replies
    russels politicians convened in the French city of Strasbourg to thrash out the plans that will cost taxpayers' £420m-a-year. They will vote on the issue to establish an "EU-wide system for the coordination of rapid movement of defence forces personnel" across Europe later today. If agreed Britain will not only be forced to foot the bill because it is timetabled for before the triggering of Article 50, but it will also be legally drawn into it.